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Dynamics processor with musical soul

Presswerk is more than emulation of a single hardware compressor. Like Satin, Presswerk is a toolkit, drawing ideas and inspiration from a number sources. It starts with warmth of classic analogue units and adds features only possible in the digital realm. The result is a powerful compressor with a rich feature set and a very musical soul.

Presswerk was designed to fit into any workflow, no matter what task you throw at it and gives you the tools for better sound.

Presswerk in the spotlight…

Presswerk has all the features you expect in a compressor...

  • Sidechaining: use ducking to create more space in your mixes, or get creative with keying and pumping effects.
  • Adjustable compression curve and envelope. Find the best settings, get the most out of your audio using the soft knee, compression ratio, attack and release and other controls.
  • Loud. Oh yes, Presswerk is more than capable of making your tracks louder!
  • Soft clip. Roll off those harsh peaks and avoid distortion when output levels get too high.

...plus what we added to enhance Presswerk’s capabilities:

  • 6 special views for better workflow: Drum Compressor, Vocal Compressor, M/S Program Compressor, Easy Compressor, Bus Compressor, Limiter
  • M/S mode. More detailed stereo signal processing
  • DPR: Presswerk's Dual Phase Rotator option applies a radio broadcaster's trick to reduce unwanted asymmetries in the signal. It smears phases, increases headroom a little and adds bass 'oomph'.
  • Saturation. This is where Presswerk really shines - adding colour and character to your audio. Apply Saturation sparingly for subtle warmth and transient-taming, or crank it up to create tape overdrive-like effects.
  • Internal parallel compression. The Mix controls let you blend the compressed and uncompressed signals. This helps preserve some of the original, natural dynamics.
  • Variable detection topologies. With Presswerk you can select one of three detection modes FF (feed-forward), FB (feed-back) or INT (interactive):
  • Feed-forward is modern and 'surgical', it tracks the input very precisely.
  • Feed-back is 'musical', loose-sounding and forgiving – like classic hardware.
  • Interactive continuously analyzes the signal and blends FF and FB accordingly.
  • adjust and store global preferences
  • new MIDI learn controls

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    System Requirements

    Mac

    • OS X 10.5 or newer

    Windows

    • XP/Vista or newer

    Linux

    • 1gb ram, more recommended
    • 50mb free disk space
    • 1000 × 600 or larger display
    • Modern cpu (Sandy Bridge or newer recommended)
    • Host software
    Formats
    • Presswerk is not a standalone product, it requires host software. It's compatible with nearly all DAWs.
    • Audio Units, VST2, VST3, AAX (Pro Tools 10.3.7 or later) plug-ins with 32/64-bit

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